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November 13, 2008

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bill

TCM just ran "The Mortal Storm", and I recorded it. I'll be watching it this weekend, and it'll be my first Borzage. It would have been nice if I'd watched it last weekend, so I'd have something more substantial to say here, but there it is.

pleased

I wanted Seventh Heaven for so long, but this boxset seems extraordinary, more than I could ask. Wonderful! Other studios should take notes (Warner, how about a Vidor/Sjöström boxset?)

Tom Sutpen

Just when I think I'm so jaded that no longer am I capable of exulting, hopelessly, in a state of full blissed-out cinephilic wonderment and rapture, I read something like this. I knew the Murnau/Borzage set was coming; I even had a general idea of what's on it. But this extended preview's got me practically giddy. I swear it might as well be Spring here in the heart of me. Thankye, Glenn.

As for a Vidor/Sjostrom set . . . hell, I'd settle for a 2 disc Rowland Brown thingmajig.

Dave K.

Very impressive, isn't it? I wonder what new source they found for "City Girl," which has only been around in the 16-millimeter version rescued by Bill Everson. It's always been an underrated film, bookended as it is by the blatant mastery of "Sunrise" and "Taboo." I hope this set helps restore its reputation.

Glenn Kenny

I hope so, too. The film is just staggering.

Eddie

Any word on whether any of the individual titles will be made available as stand-alones (particularly the Murnau titles) the way Fox did with several of the titles from last year's "Ford at Fox" set? I like Borzage, but Murnau's the attraction for me in this set. I can't see spending over 200 bucks just to get "City Girl" and the upgraded "Sunrise".

Eddie

Any word on whether any of the individual titles will be made available as stand-alones (particularly the Murnau titles) the way Fox did with several of the titles from last year's "Ford at Fox" set? I like Borzage, but Murnau's the attraction for me in this set. I can't see spending over 200 bucks just to get "City Girl" and the upgraded "Sunrise".

Brian

Just watched the old Grapevine video release of City Girl last week and I can't wait to see it again in a good transfer. I'm also quite curious about the new John Cork documentary Murnau, Borzage and Fox - have you watched that one yet?

Glenn Kenny

Haven't yet. Will probably do so this weekend.

Kevin Lee

This is tremendous news, as those films have been sore omissions from the DVD world for years.

Incidentally I produced a video essay on Borzage's SEVENTH HEAVEN with silent film historian Paolo Cherchi Usai offering a brilliant commentary. Unfortunately Paolo no longer wants the video on YouTube, but I'll leave it on for a few days in the event that anyone who sees this will get a chance to watch it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSVtD1geLWA

justine

i believe the correct spelling, even for the FW Murnau still,
is "Kitteh"

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